Could a propane tank explode if punctured or shot? I know if the gas leak is exposed to a open flame, but is there anyother way to cause on explosion? I have been thinking of storing a few tanks in my basement.
If my house goes up they'd better just evacuate a 5 square mile area. 20k rounds of ammo, 100 gallons of gas, 3 propane tanks...I bet that'd make for a fantastic explosion! :If you have a gas furnace or water heater in your basement and there is a leaking propane bottle, you might want to put new batteries in your smoke detectors, leave your BOB next to your window, and don't park your car next to the house. The fire dept. will need to get close to save the foundation.
Give me a break (and grow a sense of humor)...do you park your cars in the garage? Do they ever have full tanks of gas? Do you have some extra gas in the mower? Extra gas for the mower? That's 50 gallons of gas IN YOUR HOME right there. I'd be willing to bet the average person has at least this much at any given time and I don't see any homes exploding...if they do it is much more likely to be the natural gas that is actually piped in to their homes. And you think an extra propane tank and a few extra gas cans really makes a difference?That stuff makes national news,where it gets twisted against people with the prep mindset. I pray you're not actually keeping gasoline or propane in your home. That is asking for disaster.